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  1. R

    Solved KDE no longer responds to mouse clicks on desktop

    To close down KDE I normally right click on a blank area of the desktop and select 'Leave' but as from this morning KDE does not respond to right clicks on the desktop. The problem only affects the desktop, all windows and taskbar icons still respond normally to right clicks. One thing which...
  2. K

    Solved No sound

    Hey everyone one, I'm new to the BSD's and I thought I would try FreeBSD after enjoying what I found with OpenBSD, so my install of FreeBSD on my desktop has been going fine, but for some reason I cant seem to get audio to work after my attempts in the past couple of hours. the output from...
  3. robhar

    Lenovo docking station not working

    Hi, I just bought a Lenovo Hybrid USB-C/USB-A docking station for my X1 Carbon thats running FreeBSD. I can't get it to play nicely. It seems to detect the dock, lights flash etc. Can turn the laptop on/off via the button on the dock. I bought it to connect 2 external monitors and ethernet...
  4. vermaden

    HOWTO: The Power to Serve - FreeBSD Power Management

    I would like to share an article about power management in the FreeBSD system. The Power to Serve - FreeBSD Power Management https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/the-power-to-serve-freebsd-power-management/ #verblog #freebsd #power #battery #laptop #desktop
  5. P

    Solved Future of BSD: Web Design, special attention to desktops and more users

    Hello FreeBSD Community, I would like to discuss the following. I'm working on a project that aims to build a "distribution" of Web-based technology, inspired by Firefox OS, in the challenges I've been facing I've been reflecting on using FreeBSD and BSDs in general. The first thing I thought...
  6. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 17 - Automount Removable Media

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about fonts and frameworks. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 17 - Automount Removable Media https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/freebsd-desktop-part-17-automount-removable-media/ You may also like earlier articles in the series. FreeBSD...
  7. B

    Losing fonts

    Hello, I am running FreeBSD 11.2 on a Thinkpad X230 with WindowMaker/ZFS. My problem is that FreeBSD is losing its font i.e. after some time, terminal emulator show only a black window (especially with TrueType Fonts). I've attached an imaged that shows xterm and emacs session. I can...
  8. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 15 - Configuration - Fonts & Frameworks

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about fonts and frameworks. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 15 - Configuration - Fonts & Frameworks https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/freebsd-desktop-part-15-configuration-fonts-frameworks/ You may also like earlier articles in the series...
  9. RedPhoenix

    Post your FreeBSD Desktop! :3

    Here's mine on my HP Laptop! :3 Note the blue Taskbar, and the gold Beastie Menu icon. :)
  10. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 12 - Configuration - Openbox

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about Configuration of Openbox on FreeBSD. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 12 - Configuration - Openbox https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/freebsd-desktop-part-12-configuration-openbox/ You may also like earlier articles in the series...
  11. rigoletto@

    The Dæmon Desktop.

    Dæmon Desktop (The High-Integrity Desktop for Serious Workstations) This is a tentative to conceptualize a hypothetical ‘FreeBSD Workstation’, just in case of some entity eventually get interested on to design and implement it some day. The main inspiration for this brainstorm is the aiming to...
  12. HD Scania

    Looking for other subprojects

    I have just now fresh installed TrueOS and listened to few FreeBSD subprojects like GhostBSD, MidnightBSD, DesktopBSD that both are desktop-focused like TrueOS, but ones more thanks? Ones are best if recommended (or default) desktop is Qt-written and lightweight like TrueOS and whose Lumina. :D
  13. B

    installDesktop script (pkg, x, de, basic applications)

    Hello everyone, I am new to BSD, and - like I imagine many people do - struggled through my first X desktop setup. To make things faster for me when I have to set up other machines, as well as make the process a bit easier for other newcomers, I have written a little script...
  14. kuroneko

    Why FreeBSD over Linux for desktop?

    Hello everyone. I would like to know why would FreeBSD be a better choice than Linux. I currently have Linux (Debian). So I would like to know what are the benefits of using FreeBSD as a desktop over Linux. The things I do pretty much are programming and digital art(when I feel like it), I don't...
  15. Trihexagonal

    Beginners Guide - How To Set Up A FreeBSD Desktop From Scratch

    I'm going to guide you though the process of getting a fully functional FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE desktop up and running, complete with system files and security settings, step-by-step as if you've never used UNIX or the command line. Now let's get started: Insert your boot media and at the Welcome...
  16. J

    Closed Why, as a programmer and desktop user, I seem I cannot give up Linux for FreeBSD

    Hello. I am a C/C++ Python and Java developer at the Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Trieste, Italy. For the control system we use and produce open source software, and we develop under linux. I have been a fan of FreeBSD since my laurea degree thesis back in 2004. To cope with work...
  17. blueCub

    Other is Cinnamon port borken on FreeBSD 11?

    I tried both install Cinnamon from as binary from the pkgs and build it from ports, added the rc exec cinnamon session in .xinitrc and enabled the dbus, hald and slim. Yet once I login it gives me a message cinnamon crashed and if I want to try again and keep crashing.. I am using the port...
  18. J

    Resource limits in FreeBSD (kind of linux cgroups)

    Hello everyone. After a long time spent with linux (we use it for development at work), I decided to go back and have a look at FreeBSD. I used to compile software using the ports collection. On the other side, I use gentoo linux and, as a developer and building everything from source in...
  19. I

    Xfce Any good menu editors for Xfce?

    I cannot find any good menu editors. I've tried Alacarte and nothing loads. I launch it in the terminal and receive this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/alacarte", line 21, in <module> from Alacarte.MainWindow import main ImportError: No module named...
  20. fnoyanisi

    Solved GNOME3 uses caja as the default file manager

    Hi, I was using x11/mate as my desktop manager and recently decided to install x11/gnome3. There are some issues I have been struggling with; 1 ) GNOME insists using x11-fm/caja instead of x11-fm/nautilus as the main file manager 2 ) x11-fm/nautilus uses large icons, that I don't like. When I...
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